High angle smoothing plane

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Project by Dave Dufour posted 01-07-2013 at 11:58 AM 1665 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had an old block plane blade and some scrap maple laying around so I thought try my hand at making a high angle smoothing plane. Actually I really don’t know what I am doing when it comes to making wooden planes but it seems to work good. Now I just have to figure what’s the best finish to put on it, or maybe I should just let it age naturally.
Any suggestions.

-- Dave, from Canada,

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#1 posted 01-07-2013 at 12:45 PM

What a beautiful plane Dave.
Lovely curves.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 01-07-2013 at 02:14 PM

Very nice looking. If you want a really minimal finish you could just use wax. The sole should be waxed anyway, for that matter.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#3 posted 01-07-2013 at 02:41 PM

Wax or BLO and wax. Either way its a beautiful plane.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 01-07-2013 at 05:15 PM

sweet plane

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Don W

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#5 posted 01-07-2013 at 05:18 PM

Nice plane. I’d wax it and let it age.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#6 posted 01-07-2013 at 06:31 PM

Beautiful plane Dave, the curves and sweep have nice
proportions to it.

Danish oil, wait a week, then wax it.

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#7 posted 01-07-2013 at 06:36 PM


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#8 posted 01-07-2013 at 06:42 PM


You know the old adage… If it looks right, it probably is!

I’d oil and wax it, and enjoy using it.

-- It's all good, if it's wood...

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#9 posted 01-07-2013 at 08:43 PM

Very nice hand plane. I really like making hand planes. There is just something about them!! I like to put a little wipe on poly on mine and then a little wax on the bottom.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#10 posted 01-08-2013 at 05:58 AM

Just lovely, thanks for posting

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland -

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Dave Dufour

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#11 posted 01-09-2013 at 11:36 AM

Thanks everyone for your kind words and your suggestions

-- Dave, from Canada,

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#12 posted 01-11-2013 at 02:17 PM

Very nice, I bet it has a great feel.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#13 posted 01-13-2013 at 04:39 AM

Your plane looks beautiful and I am sure that it works beautifully too.
Great job.

-- Bert

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#14 posted 01-21-2013 at 10:14 AM

Professional work

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